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Park Point Art Fair (Duluth, MN) – Call For Artists

Park Point Art Fair (Duluth, MN) – Call For Artists

The Park Point Community Club (PPCC) announces a call for artists for the Park Point Art Fair 2020. Inviting visual artists working in the following media: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry, and fiber. In its 50th year, the art fair is well-established, well-organized and well-liked by artists for its ease of set-up, hospitality, and consistent sales. Each year, the Park Point Art Fair draws over 10,000 visitors to Park Point, a beautiful natural setting tucked between Lake Superior and the Superior Bay, where they can buy art from the region’s finest artists.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

The event takes place on June 27 & 28 from 10 pm-5 pm in Duluth, MN.

The Park Point Art Fair annually showcases professionally juried artists in a stunning outdoor environment on the shores of Lake Superior. For over forty years, as PPCC’s signature event and as an original festival of its kind for northeastern Minnesota, the fair has embodied the club’s mission by serving the local and regional community—culturally, economically, and socially.

The PPCC’s art fair proceeds support youth programs, environmental projects, and a community newspaper – service projects that benefit the Park Point Community serve the wider population of Duluth inhabitants. These projects have fostered a unity of purpose among volunteers, artists, and fair goers alike.

This is truly a grassroots event – from the organization and its happening to spending the money it generates. Volunteers and artists are well aware of the contributions made to the environment and the youth programs on the part of the Club and a unison of purpose and good will has driven its success and longevity.

Park Point Art Fair Artist Benefits

Artists are awarded for excellence based on the annual review of the field by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 along with ‘art work awards’ produced by one of the participating artists to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.

The PPCC provides an appreciation dinner for the artists and the community volunteers. The Club hosted dinner gives community volunteers and artists the opportunity to socialize and catch up from year to year. The Saturday dinner has served to foster lasting relationships between artists and the community giving the whole event the feeling of a family reunion.

For more information, contact coordinator@parkpointartfair.org.

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Flint Art Fair 2020 (Flint, MI) – Call For Artists

Flint Art Fair 2020 (Flint, MI) – Call For Artists

The Friends of Modern Art announce a call for artists for the Flint Art Fair 2020. This iconic 2-day event kicks off summer in Flint, MI, the weekend of June 13-14, 2020. Juried to ensure the highest caliber of artists, the event introduces original works from as many as 175 established and emerging artists from Michigan and beyond in various genres including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2020

Each year, 6,000 fair goers come to the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in the beautiful Flint Cultural Center for this event. Various food trucks and vendors will provide a variety of food and drinks (adult beverages included), artist demonstrations, live music, and art related activities.

Flint Art Fair 2020 Artist Benefits

With numerous awards and honors, Flint Art Fair has been voted the #1 favorite summer event in Michigan by M-Live, rated one of the most “Artist Friendly” venues in the state, and one of the 50 best fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Saturday morning, Judges will choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Chosen artists will be recognized over the loud speaker throughout remainder of the fair. They will receive a complimentary booth for the 2021 Flint Art Fair. The 1st place artist will be featured in the 2021 fair brochure distributed to visitors upon entry.

Event marketing includes:

  • Print and outdoor advertisements including billboards
  • Television and cable marketing
  • Radio including on-air interviews
  • Listings on local and relevant event calendars
  • 400 posters and 3,500 postcards distributed around the greater Genesee County area
  • Social media including Facebook and Twitter, reaching tens of thousands
  • Flint Institute of Arts’ website
  • Flint Art Fair website

About Friends of Modern Art

Since 1967, the Flint Art Fair has been presented by the Friends of Modern Art (FOMA), a non-profit membership organization serving an 11-county region in southeast Michigan. FOMA’s mission is to promote interest, understanding, and appreciation of
contemporary art at the Flint Institute of Arts among the citizens of the region. FOMA membership has grown to more than 550 individuals. Its programs serve more than 116,000 adults, children, and families within Southeast Michigan annually.

The 53rd annual Flint Art Fair is proudly presented by FOMA on the grounds of the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) in the beautiful Flint Cultural Center. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Flint Institute of Arts through exhibition sponsorship and purchase of contemporary art for the FIA collection.

For more information, contact contact@flintartfair.org.

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2015 SC4 Homecoming Arts Explosion – Call for Artists

St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, MI, cordially invites you to apply to Arts’ Explosion 2015. The fair is a two day juried event to run in conjunction with Boat Week here in beautiful Port Huron.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 30 Jun 2015

The cost of entry is $75 per 10” x 10” booth space for the two days

This juried event has cash prizes for Best in Show, Second, and Third Place.

Hours are 2-9 pm on Friday and 10 am-6 pm Saturday, July 17 and 18, 2015, respectively. Set up begins at 10 am Friday. The Fair is being held on the SC4 campus and the entry fee includes parking and security. Artists are afforded a buffer zone between booths and also have access to excellent restroom facilities and free Wi-Fi. Support staff will be on hand to offer breaks and attend to artists.

Boat Week attracts tens of thousands of people and the fair is strategically located to maximize our exposure.

St. Clair County Community College hosts many cultural and artistic events. The Arts department at SC4 is dedicated to expanding its footprint in the local, regional, national, and international community.

For more information, contact cskalnek@sc4.edu.

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Frankfort Elberta Art and Craft Fairs – Call for Artists

Frankfort Elberta Chamber of Commerce – A total of 5 different art and craft fairs held in Frankfort Michigan on the shores of beautiful Lake Michgian.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 May 2015

Artists can showcase their art to a wide variety of customers. Our shows are popular and well attended.

Our little town of Frankfort Michigan is unique and quaint and we are also known as the gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted the most beautiful place in America in 2012 by Good Morning on America. Wonderful events year round and shops and restaurants and the best Lake Michigan beach!

For more information, contact fcofc@frankfort-elberta.com.

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Liverpool Art Fair 2015 – Call for Artists

Liverpool Art Fair is an open submission, selling showcase, designed to provide a public platform for the region’s artistic talent, so we encourage all artists based within a 25 mile radius of Liverpool to submit work for inclusion and become part of this exciting event.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Mar 2015

The fourth annual Liverpool Art Fair will take place from 1st – 4th May at The Gallery Liverpool, in the city’s creative hub, the Baltic Triangle.

Liverpool Art Fair is a free event, taking place over the May Day bank holiday weekend and open to all, which aims to showcase a wide range of affordable original art, break down barriers and develop the art market in the city region. It provides a unique insight into the area’s creative talent and offers the opportunity for everyone, from seasoned collector to first time art buyer, to own their own piece of the Liverpool art world.

Liverpool Art Fair was launched in May 2012 as part of the inaugural Liverpool Art Month, at the then brand new Camp and Furnace, which again hosted the event in 2013. Each year we have showcased the work of almost 100 artists, selected from hundreds of submissions. In 2014 we moved to our new home at The Gallery Liverpool, and as we go into the fourth year of the event, Liverpool Art Fair is becoming a key annual event in the arts calendar of the North West, with both audiences and sales growing year on year.

For more information, contact info@liverpoolartfair.com.

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